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Gray double-breasted suit - versatile choice for fall part I

Gray wool suit is staple for fall and winter season. When the days start to get colder it feels natural to change jackets and suits made of lighter fabrics to more subtle wool and flannels and hues of blue to darker shades of gray and brown (and of course blue again). I bought the suit featured here - made of Dugdale Bros & co gray herringbone wool fabric - from Rose&Born couple seasons ago and it has since been one of my favorites. It is suitable for work as seen here but it also works for more casual combinations together with roll necks, double monks and loafers. Last weeks have been pretty busy so just a few shots from yesterday....

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Loro Piana fall and winter 2015

Season after season I find myself waiting for the launch of collections and look books by Italian Loro Piana. This fall makes no exception.For this fall and winter 2015 the company has again come up with a collection and seasonal look book that in terms of inspiration and aesthetics maintains those high-quality standards they have set for themselves. As usual the look book featuring "pencil sketches" of the collection underlines the ease, elegance and form of Italian style of being dressed-up but still casual and "chic" together with Italian craftsmanship. It could be said that Loro Piana represents a kind of "Italian minimalism" in terms of style and aestethics. There is no sriking elements or "sprezzatura" but just simple combinations, restrained...

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Lardini fall and winter 2015

As it's almost August - it is time to start and look what's coming for the upcoming fall and winter season. Starting with Italian Lardini of which fall and winter collection is again a strong play between diversified fabrics, patterns, shapes and special treatments - all that combine the art of hand tailoring and cutting-edge machinery. Lardini fw15 - Italian elegance x British coolness For the upcoming season it seems that Lardini brings a small dose of British coolness and influence to their selection and mix it with their own "Italian chic" appearance. The collection for the season is - as usual - characterized by well-fitting cuts and fine designs but also by classic pieces such as gray flannel suits and...

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Lardini SS16 @ Pitti Uomo 88

It is time to start looking at the brands and collections seen at Pitti Uomo. First in line is one of my personal favorites, Italian Lardini SS16 collection. When it comes to Italian #menswear Lardini is a company that can not be passed. Created and still run by the siblings Andrea, Luigi and Lorena Lardini is known for the development, innovation and experimentation it invests in to create products.  And they do that with versatile selection of fabrics, patterns and special treatments. Finally they combine the art of hand tailoring and cutting-edge machinery. All of the products are manufactured entirely in Filottrano, Italy Lardini SS16 - white and blue According to themselves the Lardini SS16 draws its inspiration from the leisure of French Riviera,...

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Mario Muscariello spring and summer 2015

Ending the week with weekly inspirational dosage - this time featuring a brand that might not be the most familiar for many in Scandinavia, Europe or in the US but that has during the last years gained a lot of appreciation and success in Asia, especially in Japan and South Korea. Today taking a glimpse of summer and spring look book of Italian Mario Muscariello.In general could be said that Mario Muscariello offers a contemporary and sophisticated style featuring touch of casual & sporty elements. The selection as well as the look book for the season combines casual and chic total look with Neapolitan tailoring traditions.Mario Muscariello - The CompanyMario Muscariello is Neapolitan tailoring house with over 50 years experience...

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